Adult Volunteers and Services

  • Red Cross volunteer

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Click here to access the Adult Volunteer Application

96 percent of our total work force consists of Volunteer Staff. As a part of this indispensable pillar of strength, you will have an opportunity to help the Red Cross carry on our humanitarian work. You will be rewarded with your experiences, opportunities to utilize your individual talents, the satisfaction of serving your community, and heartfelt respect and appreciation from your coworkers.

Becoming a Red Cross volunteer is as easy as 1-2-3!

For Adult Volunteers (18+ years of age)


Complete Your Volunteer Application

Complete your volunteer application online and create your Volunteer Connection login. Once you submit an application, you will receive an email with a link to activate your Volunteer Connection account. This link will direct you to your Volunteer Connection homepage that contains the list of next steps to complete your volunteer application.

Fill out the online application by clicking here


Volunteer Orientation

Register and attend a “Volunteer Orientation” to hear about the volunteer opportunities available at the Red Cross. Accordingly, we will work with you to determine which opportunities fit with your interests and skills.

Visit to register.


Background Check

Complete a background check, and indicate your initial areas of interest.

If you have any questions throughout the online application process, please contact your local Volunteer Services Department:

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Humboldt / Del Norte California Northwest Chapter
Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma California Northwest Chapter / Bay Area Chapter
Napa, Lake, Solano, Contra Costa California Northwest Chapter / Bay Area Chapter
Alameda Bay Area Chapter
San Francisco & San Mateo Bay Area Chapter
Santa Clara Silicon Valley Chapter
Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Central Coast Chapter